Mike Draper http://iowapublicradio.org en The Midwest: God's Gift To Planet Earth http://iowapublicradio.org/post/midwest-gods-gift-planet-earth-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">In this archived edition of Talk of Iowa, hear Charity Nebbe's&nbsp;2012 conversation with Mike Draper who discovered numerous misconceptions people held about Iowa when lived in New York. The owner of Raygun talks about his new book “The Midwest: God’s Gift to Planet Earth.” The book explores the Midwest and the cultural contributions made by people from the region.</span></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:12:43 +0000 Charity Nebbe 17676 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Midwest: God's Gift To Planet Earth Town Slogans http://iowapublicradio.org/post/town-slogans <p>There&rsquo;s only one chance for a first impression and many Iowa small towns have developed their own slogan to set them apart from the rest. Charity talks with Kyle Munson, a columnist with the Des Moines Register, and his recent search for the most favored town slogan in the state along with former &ldquo;Iowa Boy&rdquo; columnist, Chuck Offenburger. Jeremy Minnier, 18-year-old mayor of Aredale shares the story behind his town&rsquo;s slogan.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:26:31 +0000 Charity Nebbe 4873 at http://iowapublicradio.org Town Slogans